Sunrisers have won their 3rd consecutive match in IPL 2022 by defeating KKR convincingly by 7 wickets. Initially, SRH won the toss and invited KKR to bat first. While the Shreyas Iyer-led team looked in deep trouble after losing 4 quick wickets inside 10 overs but Nitish Rana’s fifty and Andre Russell’s stunning knock-in-death overs helped them post a total of 175/8 on board. Natarajan ended up picking 3 wickets but Umran Malik was pick of the bowlers for SRH as he stunned the whole KKR batting line up with his express pace and got the wicket of skipper Shreyas as well.
Sunrisers in the chase lost 2 early wickets inside powerplay itself but Rahul Tripathi’s brutal attack on Kolkata bowlers totally changed the complexion of game and helped them to a commanding 7-wicket win. KKR’s mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy was totally looking out of sorts in this game as he ended up conceding 45 runs in his spell of 3 overs. Tripathi and Markram had a 94-run partnership for the 3rd wicket with Pat Cummins and Chakravarthy being the most expensive bowlers.
Numbers and Stats from KKR vs SRH game:
1 – SRH have won their first game against KKR in IPL after 2019. In 2020 & 2021 KKR ended up defeating SRH in all 4 meetings.
2 – Kane Williamson became 2nd New Zealand player to smash 2000 runs in IPL. Overall he is 19th Overseas Player to do so.
3 – Rahul Tripathi won MoM award for 3rd time in IPL.
Rahul Tripathi’s highest score in IPL:
93(52) vs KKR in Kolkata, 2017
81(51) vs CSK in Abu Dhabi, 2020
80*(58) vs RCB in Jaipur, 2018
74*(42) vs MI in Abu Dhabi, 2021
71(37) vs KKR in Mumbai-BS, 2022
3/37 – T Natarajan recorded his best bowling figure of 3/37 in IPL. For the first time Natarajan took 3 wickets in an IPL innings.
9 – Aaron Finch has represented for his 9th team in IPL overall. He has played for RR (2010), DC (2011-12), PWI (2013), SRH (2014), MI (2015), GL (2016-17), PBKS (2018), RCB (2020) and KKR in 2022.
10 – Nitish Rana recorded his 10th fifty-plus score for KKR in IPL.
Most fifty-plus score for KKR in IPL:
Gautam Gambhir – 27
Robin Uthappa – 16
Chris Lynn – 10
Shubman Gill – 10
Andre Russell – 10
Nitish Rana – 10
21 – Rahul Tripathi smashed fifty from just 21 balls.
Fastest fifty for SRH in IPL:
David Warner – 20 balls vs CSK, 2015
Moises Henriques – 20 balls vs RCB, 2015
David Warner – 20 balls vs KKR, 2017
David Warner – 21 balls vs RCB, 2016
Rahul Tripathi – 21 balls vs KKR, 2022